Tag: collective bargaining

Mississippi Today: Union’s complaints about Nissan’s Mississippi plant filed in three countries

After years of working to unionize workers at the Nissan plant in Canton, the United Auto Workers is shifting its strategy and going international with its concerns about conditions at Nissan’s Mississippi plant. On Dec. 20, the Detroit-based union announced cases in three countries against French automaker Renault, which has a strategic partnership with Nissan, as well as against Nissan and the joint corporation. Read the full article at www.mississippitoday.org >>>

ICYMI: Hillary Clinton explains her position on the Middle Class and Organizing to UAW Members

Hillary Clinton joined in for a tele-town hall with UAW members and UAW President, Dennis Williams to explain her position on issues that are important to working families. Listen to the podcast: https://uaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/MP3-Hillary-on-Labor-the-Middle-Class-and-Organizing.mp3

Protesters Block Traffic at O’Brien Federal Office Building Demanding Government Suspend Contracting with Honeywell Aerospace

Elected officials, labor, clergy and community leaders express support for UAW members in Green Island and South Bend who have been locked out of work for over four months (Albany, NY) – Supporters of UAW members locked out by Honeywell Aerospace blocked traffic and rallied today at the O’Brien Federal Office Building in Albany demanding the federal government suspend contracting with Honeywell Aerospace until the company ends the lockout and negotiates in good faith. The Green Island factory and a sister plant in South Bend, Indiana, make braking systems and wheels for commercial and military aircraft, including the Boeing 737, ... Read more

Honeywell employees protest, demand fair contract

GREEN ISLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Local employees of a manufacturing company protested Wednesday in demand of a fair contract. The Honeywell workers, based in Green Island, say the company refuses to come to an agreement with their union. Read the full article on News10.com >>>

Local 6000 reaches tentative agreement with State of Michigan

*****BARGAINING UPDATE****** UAW Local 6000’s bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with the state of Michigan in contract negotiations regarding wages and benefits for the two-year period beginning Oct. 1, 2017. The tentative agreement for the UAW members working for the state of Michigan includes wage increases in both years of the contract. In addition, there is no increase in costs or loss of any benefits in their insurance. UAW Local 6000 members will receive a 3 percent wage increase on Oct. 1, 2017, and a 2 percent wage increase on Oct. 2, 2018, pending ratification. Complete details will ... Read more

Decline in Unions costs workers $133 billion in wages annually

In the new report, Union decline lowers wages of nonunion workers: The overlooked reason why wages are stuck and inequality is growing, Washington University sociologist Jake Rosenfeld and co-authors find that the dramatic decline in union density since 1979 has resulted in far lower wages for nonunion workers, an impact larger than the 5 percent effect of globalization on their wages found in recent research. Specifically, nonunion men lacking a college degree would have earned 8 percent, or $3,016 annually, more in 2013 if unions had remained as strong as they were in 1979. Between 1979 and 2013, the share ... Read more

Statement on continued lockout of UAW members at Honeywell

Despite UAW members making a good faith effort to return to bargaining with Honeywell, the company, through a press release issued Aug. 27, continues to show that it does not intend to end the lockout that has affected nearly 360 working men and women. Instead of working to resolve outstanding issues, the company’s press release blames the union for the lack of bargaining sessions and attempts to bargain in the press by criticizing the UAW for rescinding two tentative agreements. The real story is that during the last three bargaining sessions, after it locked out employees, Honeywell made clear that ... Read more

What’s at Stake in the Presidential Election

Elections matter. In the presidential election this fall, we’re choosing our next president, and it’s crucial UAW members select a candidate who supports the needs of working families, including UAW members. A president makes decisions on issues that have lasting impact on our daily lives, including wages, trade policy, job and retirement security, collective bargaining rights, and many other issues that are important to UAW members. That’s why we need a president with experience on trade issues and an understanding about how trade impacts American families. It’s why we need a decision maker who will focus on raising incomes of ... Read more